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FENTANYL

Fentanyl is an opioid (narcotic) medicine that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

3.11M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 101 of 3238

$439M
Retail Cost

Rank: 50 of 3238

467,471
Patients

Rank: 151 of 3238

176,317
Prescribers

Rank: 130 of 3238

User Reviews of FENTANYL »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 35,624 225,662 $39.7M
Pennsylvania 28,774 201,747 $26.9M
Florida 32,625 181,121 $24.9M
Texas 28,883 156,026 $23.4M
New York 26,783 150,095 $22.7M
Michigan 22,241 145,169 $19.4M
Ohio 19,683 131,320 $16.1M
Illinois 19,212 123,751 $16.4M
North Carolina 19,619 120,227 $17.9M
Indiana 14,561 97,901 $13.6M
Tennessee 14,317 90,271 $12.1M
Wisconsin 11,979 89,321 $11.1M
Georgia 14,451 85,945 $12.4M
Missouri 12,843 84,027 $11.7M
New Jersey 13,398 83,996 $11.5M
Virginia 10,707 66,221 $8.89M
Washington 8,785 61,215 $7.9M
Alabama 10,126 59,812 $8.51M
Iowa 7,329 55,827 $6.3M
Minnesota 7,442 54,644 $7.16M
Oregon 7,532 53,299 $7.69M
Massachusetts 8,526 52,813 $8.11M
Oklahoma 8,338 51,997 $8.35M
Kentucky 7,891 51,618 $6.67M
Kansas 6,728 45,105 $5.95M
Colorado 6,403 44,468 $6.52M
Arizona 7,726 44,208 $7.67M
South Carolina 7,545 42,160 $6.44M
Maryland 6,738 40,933 $5.46M
Louisiana 6,891 38,396 $5.55M
Connecticut 5,671 36,086 $5.53M
Mississippi 6,221 35,971 $5.19M
Arkansas 5,335 31,433 $4.68M
Nebraska 4,182 29,579 $3.47M
Idaho 3,642 25,653 $3.46M
West Virginia 3,660 25,642 $3.11M
Maine 3,671 23,558 $3M
Utah 3,117 19,983 $3M
South Dakota 2,398 19,748 $2.1M
Montana 2,431 18,126 $2.15M
Nevada 3,024 17,675 $2.74M
North Dakota 2,319 16,480 $1.87M
New Hampshire 2,502 15,859 $2.32M
New Mexico 2,698 14,881 $2.21M
Delaware 1,900 11,911 $1.62M
Vermont 1,380 9,578 $1.36M
Rhode Island 1,269 7,760 $1.12M
Hawaii 1,224 5,808 $914K
Wyoming 823 5,074 $679K
Alaska 685 4,671 $792K
District of Columbia 700 3,097 $402K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for FENTANYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,533

HOUMA

Louisiana

KAROL HENDRICKSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,466

ESCANABA

Michigan

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,429

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,407

DECATUR

Alabama

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,393

STOW

Ohio

CHRISTOPHER MOCEK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,250

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ANDREAS REVELIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,219

TULSA

Oklahoma

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,112

GADSDEN

Alabama

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,110

ATHENS

Georgia

AYMAN BASALI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,090

WOOSTER

Ohio

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,082

EDMOND

Oklahoma

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,070

BEAUMONT

Texas

MOACIR SCHNAPP MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,065

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ARNOLD FELDMAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,054

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,029

BRADENTON

Florida

EYAD ALSABBAGH MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,027

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,016

MOBILE

Alabama

CRAIG CHARLESTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled995

BEAUMONT

Texas

KUSSAY NASSR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled970

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARK LODICO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled955

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled952

TULSA

Oklahoma

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled914

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled899

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

MICHAEL EASTMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled894

BOISE

Idaho

NORMAN DOZIER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled885

ABILENE

Texas